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Stop and cure hair loss with medication

Andreas Krämer Hair4life

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ANDREAS KRÄMER

Hair loss sufferer, consultant since 2004, co-author of the book “Hair Transplantation Guidebook” by Alliance4Hair, founder of Propatient with lawyer Chr. Bomke, co-founder of the HTTC training center for doctors. Known from SWR, SAT 1, ZDF, Spiegel and many others.About Us

Stop and cure hair loss with medication

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Hair loss man

Stop hair loss with hair loss remedies: Nightmare hair loss. What can be done against hereditary alopecia?

For many women and men it is a nightmare: hereditary alopecia (inherited hair loss).

20 million people in Germany suffer from hair loss and try to find suitable medicines that can stop or correct the hair loss.

Hardly anyone can understand how much those affected suffer from their hair loss and to what extent this leaves its mark on a psychological level. For many people, hair loss is a taboo subject and is hardly talked about, as the subject of hair loss is very unpleasant for those affected.

As a result, those affected usually talk about their problem to themselves or anonymously on the internet. The people in real life in the personal environment of the affected person, on the other hand, usually cannot see how much the affected person actually suffers from their situation.

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Hair loss women

Stopping and remedying hair loss: The search for remedies – Medication for hereditary hair loss: two of them prove effective!

Hair loss is associated with great anxiety for many sufferers. Will I go bald? What can I do to prevent baldness? A desperate search for suitable remedies begins.

Hair is not essential for life, but it is a distinguishing feature

Although hair is not essential to life, and those affected are aware of this, everyone lives with the certainty that hair is an essential identifying feature. No one wants to be called “bald”, “the one with the thinning hair” or other derogatory terms when they are absent.

Full hair stands for attractiveness

In addition to the factors already mentioned, the attractiveness associated with full hair certainly plays a major role. Certainly, some people look very good bald.

Unfortunately, this does not help everyone, because the majority of people want to have a full head of hair, which is an indication of attractiveness, youth or youthfulness; a full head of hair also stands for health, a well-groomed appearance, and success.

If studies are to be believed, for example, dwindling hair on the head is indeed a first sign of the aging process and makes most of the people affected look several years older. Read also the article on hair, psychology and the effect of baldness – by Prof. Henss.

Anxiety, reduced self-confidence, and a sense of isolation are common consequences of hair loss. Fears arise that one will not find a partner because of the hair loss or that the partner may even end the relationship. In addition, something that has been part of one’s body since childhood is inexorably lost – and in the end, one is confronted every day with the dwindling splendor of one’s hair through one’s reflection in the mirror.

In addition to considerable frustration, this visibly triggers dissatisfaction, and meeting people who have a full head of hair usually worsens the psychological situation even more. Attempts to take examples from celebrities who are bald to play down the problems of their own situation (celebrities are also affected) are usually not crowned with success, because those who see themselves mentally as affected suffer from their situation and have never intended to be bald.

All these things and one’s own dissatisfaction can add up in such a way that strongly pronounced deficits develop with regard to self-confidence, which in turn can result in significant changes in the everyday life of the affected person. With the consequences: Those affected no longer like to go out, no longer like to be around people, withdraw more and more, often lose their social contacts as a result, and sometimes even become downright lonely.

In view of this background, it is not surprising that, out of necessity, people initially experiment with many so-called “hair growth remedies”. Unaware of the dermatologically recommended and prescribed medicines (drugs) that have been proven to have an effect against hair loss (hair loss medicines), many affected people resort to over-the-counter remedies out of desperation, invest sometimes horrendous sums of money, only to find their way to a dermatologist afterward who can help them with proven therapies against hair loss.

Stopping hair loss with Propecia and Regaine

Apart from the many remedies that promise success against hair loss, devour a large budget but ultimately do not affect (so-called “snake oil”), for some years now very worthwhile alternatives have been available that have proven their success internationally and are recommended and prescribed by renowned doctors: Propecia (finasteride) and Regaine (minoxidil solution).

Therapies (medicines – drugs) against hair loss, however, can only be effective where hair is still present. New growth on already bald scalp areas has only been reported in extremely rare cases (unconfirmed!). in the presence of bald skin areas or loss of hair density, usually only hair transplantation can provide relief.

Hair loss elimination: Slow hair loss early and start with Propecia and Regaine

The chances of slowing down or successfully stopping hair loss depend on when you start treatment. The sooner drug therapy (hair loss medications > Propecia and Regaine) is started, the greater the chance of success. The existing natural hair is attacked by the male hormone “DHT”, which is harmful to hair health, and the hair thins out and/or falls out. Early counteraction using a therapy with Propecia and/or Regaine certifies great success!

Important: If the therapy (drugs) is discontinued, the hair loss continues. In the process, the hair status usually reaches the level that would have existed without any hair loss therapy. Therefore, it is recommended to continue hair loss therapy with the above-mentioned medicines consistently and continuously.

Öko-Test awards the grades 1 and 2! Stop or cure hair loss with Propecia – Regaine!

Ökotest (issue 6/2005) took a close look at 25 medicines (drugs – hair loss remedies). The sobering result: 13 preparations received the grade “poor”, 6 an “insufficient”. Only 2 of the products were rated “very good” or “good”: finasteride and minoxidil. Whereby: it must be added by way of explanation: It was only a question of slowing down or stopping hair loss. New hair growth (as described above) cannot be the goal, because these medicines are not able to achieve this.

To treat hair loss, the active ingredient finasteride (Propecia) is taken orally, while the solution with the active ingredient minoxidil (Regaine) is applied topically to the scalp. Both drugs (medications) tend to work well in the 2/3 and 3/3 of the head area, but with clear advantages towards the 3/3 and therefore towards the tonsure. An effect was very rarely reported in the frontal areas of the head. According to many users, an improvement in these areas, if any, is more likely to be due to a strengthening of the structure of the remaining hair.

Therefore, hair transplantation is ideal for thickening and/or planting when therapies against hair loss due to already lost hair cannot achieve the desired success or have led to thinning of the hair volume. Before planning a hair transplant, all possibilities of the above-mentioned successful and dermatologically prescribed therapies against hair loss should have been exhausted. If this is the case, hair transplantation can follow in the case of androgenetic alopecia.

But even in this case, it should first be checked whether you are suitable for a hair transplant. If the donor area provides enough donor material, there is usually nothing standing in the way of a hair transplant (unfortunately, people suffering from diffuse hair loss or alopecia areata cannot be treated with a hair transplant).

By the way, every responsible hair surgeon will recommend that his patients take or use the above-mentioned medicine after a hair transplant to stop or slow down the hair loss and to be able to postpone a possible subsequent hair transplant as far as possible or even (in the best possible case) to avoid it.

Also read the following article regarding finasteride:

Article: A therapy against the progression of androgenetic alopecia (AGA, hereditary hair loss) through constant use of the drug finasteride is considered recommended in all respects

You have probably already heard about this or you may already know my unconditional recommendation regarding therapy with the drug finasteride for hereditary hair loss (AGA, androgenetic alopecia). You have probably also read in internet reports that the use of finasteride is said to have side effects. However, hardly anyone is aware of the fact that the negative reports cannot be meaningful, because usually only those users write on the internet who want to exchange information and not those who are symptom-free. To express the very high chances of a finasteride therapy against hair loss in figures:

Studies certify that the drug finasteride, when used against hair loss and male sufferers, is more than 90% effective in stopping hair loss. In some cases, new growth has even been observed in areas of the head that were already relatively bald. Therefore, every male hair loss sufferer who suffers from his hair situation should take advantage of the chance to at least stop the hair loss and take advantage of a therapy with finasteride. This is also very advantageous in preparation for a hair transplant/hair restoration surgery and is also a condition for treatment with many renowned hair surgeons. After all, no one wants to experience how disfigured a person can be when transplanted hair is preserved but the progressive hair loss in surrounding skin areas causes more and more bald patches.

Before interventions on the human body, doctors are obliged to provide comprehensive patient information – and this is also the case before a hair transplant. How patient F., who was affected by a failed hair transplantation, fared and how the court ruled on the basis of insufficient patient information, which did not include information about the excellent chances of a therapy with finasteride, can be read on this page below in the article ” The patient case F. from southern Germany about 15,000 euros compensation for a botched/missed hair transplantation more than 10 years ago”.

The internet can be a great help for people with health problems – no question about that. Especially the exchange with like-minded people can give the feeling that one’s worries are well taken care of and understood. However, it becomes difficult when it comes to distinguishing professional content from private assessments. Accordingly, supposedly frequent reports of side effects after the use of finasteride can also only represent the view of this occurrence on the very website just visited. However, this does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the overall incidence of side effects, because the number of users who have not had any problems with side effects at any time is not shown anywhere for comparison. Given the seriously high number of users without side effects (more than 95 %), a recommendation for therapy with finasteride is definitely indicated. And not only do patients achieve amazing successes by using finasteride, but also hair surgeons and doctors of other specialties take up this form of therapy in their own case.

Good to know:

The sooner a therapy against androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is started (in relation to the onset of hair loss, not to the age), the fewer hair areas will most likely be affected and the higher the chance of preserving the remaining natural hair.

For those affected at a very young age:

Since androgenetic alopecia (AGA) shows itself in some cases already at the age of considerably less than 20 years, those affected in this age group should first clarify with their family doctor and/or dermatologist at what point exactly therapy with finasteride is advised. This is especially directed at persons who order their medicinal products via the internet, even though they do not comply with the applicable laws, but nevertheless often without a prescription, as can be seen from the experience reports in relevant internet forums.

In the case of people over 40:

People in this age group are sometimes told in articles or user reports on the internet that finasteride therapy is less effective. However, based on my own experience, I can absolutely not confirm this and can now look back on 17 years of finasteride therapy. But also customers and interested parties over 40 years of age repeatedly attest to the good and still constant effectiveness of finasteride.